Amid today’s growing movement to enable solution development, there is an increased push for utilizing low-code or no-code (LC/NC) frameworks and tools to allow non-technical employees — referred to as citizen developers — to create business friendly applications.
By expanding the ability to create applications beyond the traditional IT skillset with a LC/NC strategy, organizations can significantly alleviate the burden on IT teams and open them up to innovative work that supports evolving digital transformation journeys — a critical move in today’s IT labor shortage.
However, as tech leaders move to adopt LC/NC development, some are worried about employees without coding experience building applications this way — there’s a reason programming is a specialized field.
“While low-code/no-code strategies offer benefits for IT teams, they also introduce new vulnerabilities that are of increasing concern — notably compliance and security risks,” cautions Deepak Mohan, executive vice president of engineering at Veritas Technologies.
He explains that because citizen developers don’t have the same experience in implementing security and privacy, many of the applications they develop won’t be adequately protected and protection policies may be inaccurately applied.
“As a result, not only may organizations face compliance issues, but